Director of Financial Aid Services

Montana State University invites applications for the position of Director of Financial Aid Services.

Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of eight academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 16,440 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students.

MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, and is part of the Gallatin County extended community of about 97,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, and an annual opera. Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world-class ski areas. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America's most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.

The Director of Financial Aid will have an extraordinary opportunity to elevate the MSU Office of Financial Aid Services as a premier, innovative, customer service focused provider of need and merit based assistance to the students at Montana State University. The Director will lead a well-established staff that administers federal, state and institutional financial aid, loan programs, and scholarship programs; handles federal needs analysis; and interprets/applies federal and state financial aid regulations in a dynamic, fast paced work environment. MSU seeks a creative, energetic, transparent, and respected Financial Aid leader to build on the considerable strengths and opportunities within the Office of Financial Aid Services.

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Success, the Director of Financial Aid Services is the senior administrator in the Office of Financial Aid Services. The Director will be responsible for working with the MSU enrollment management team, the other unit directors in the Division of Student Success, senior administration, the MSU Foundation, faculty, students and staff in setting strategic, operational, and innovative new directions for the office which will enable MSU to continue our strong history of access and student success.

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Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to building a multicultural work force. We strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. MSU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life integration.

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